KEEPING THE BALL ROLLING: TEACHING STRATEGIES USING WIKIPEDIA - An Argument in Favor of its Use in Computer Science Courses

Carlos Cotta

Abstract

Edition of Wikipedia articles has been recently proposed as a learning assignment. I argue it ideally suits Computer Science courses, due to the intrinsic mathematical nature of the concepts and structures considered in this field. It also provides benefits in terms of autonomous research and team-working, as well as a valuable legacy for future years’ students. This view is supported by a two-year experience in sophomore programming subjects in the University of Málaga, Spain.

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in Harvard Style

Cotta C. (2010). KEEPING THE BALL ROLLING: TEACHING STRATEGIES USING WIKIPEDIA - An Argument in Favor of its Use in Computer Science Courses . In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-674-023-8, pages 337-340. DOI: 10.5220/0002859303370340


in Bibtex Style

@conference{csedu10,
author={Carlos Cotta},
title={KEEPING THE BALL ROLLING: TEACHING STRATEGIES USING WIKIPEDIA - An Argument in Favor of its Use in Computer Science Courses},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},
year={2010},
pages={337-340},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002859303370340},
isbn={978-989-674-023-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,
TI - KEEPING THE BALL ROLLING: TEACHING STRATEGIES USING WIKIPEDIA - An Argument in Favor of its Use in Computer Science Courses
SN - 978-989-674-023-8
AU - Cotta C.
PY - 2010
SP - 337
EP - 340
DO - 10.5220/0002859303370340